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Senior Safety & Services Society

Our Senior Safety Coordinator has partnered with the Shelburne and Barrington RCMP detachments to provide safety programs to the residents of Shelburne County.

Senior Safety Support

The Senior Safety Cooridnator will obtain referrals from the RCMP as appropriate, to enable one on one visits with seniors.  Safety issues that will be discussed with seniors in the privacy of their homes will include security, offer options for health care, and community programming such as Friendly Visiting and Housing Repair Options.  This ensures a  follow-up and support system is in place for seniors that have been a victim of a crime or their safety has been compromised.

Crime Prevention and Information Workshops 

The Senior Safety Coordinator would arrange for the RCMP to present security and safety informational sessions to be delivered at local community halls, senior group homes, and senior complexes.  The Coordinator will also invite educational and professional guest speakers with specific backgrounds applicable to safety issues to provide workshops.  When seniors attend these sessions and workshops, they will have opportunities to discuss individual concerns with local RCMP Officers.  

Some of the information sessions would include:

  • Preventing Falls which would include a check list for ensuring their homes are safe. 
  • Tips for staying independent and options for living within their homes longer.
  • It’s in your hands: Legal information for seniors and their families, to become more aware of grandparents’ rights, power of attorney, wills and living wills. 
  • Telemarketing fraud and identity theft workshops.
  • Senior Abuse, opportunities to learn about neglect, financial, physical, and emotional abuse.
  • 55 Drivers Refreshers

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